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  • 00:31

    A View From the Bullpen

    in Sports

    Welcome to A View From the Bullpen! Tonight is a quick recap of this week in Major League Baseball, Zack Hample's Baseball Adventure, my charity efforts and Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols will be topics tonight!

  • 01:11

    In the"BULLPEN" with Dr. T

    in Youth

    Last April, the Center for Public Integrity published an investigation identifying Virginia as having the top rate of public school referrals of students to law enforcement agencies.  Virginia Delegate Jennifer McClellan sponsored Virginia House Bill 487 seeking to redefine the roles of School Resource Officers, particularly their role in school discipline issues.      


    This week Delegate McClellan Joins Dr. T in the "BULLPEN" to discuss the contents of the bill, its implications for school resource officers and how the role of school administrators will be impacted.                  


     


     


     


     

  • 01:33

    In the"BULLPEN" with Dr. T

    in Youth

    The struggle to close the achievement gap has been at the forefront of public learning institutions for decades.  Within that struggle is a new challenge, the cultural gap between teacher and student populations.  The challenges faced in closing the achievement gap may well be influenced by teacher expectations as noted in the recent study by Johns Hopkins University, where teacher expectations for the same black student were significantly different for white teachers (lower) than for black teachers (higher).  


    Dr. Linda Tropp, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, joins Dr. T in the Bullpen tonight to discuss the components of implicit bias.  Her research concerns how members of different groups approach and experience contact with each other, and how group differences in power or status affect views of and expectations for cross-group relations. 


    Dr. Tropp has worked with national organizations to present social science evidence in U.S. Supreme Court cases on racial integration, on state and national initiatives to improve interracial relations in schools, and with non-governmental and international organizations to evaluate applied programs designed to reduce racial and ethnic conflict.  She is co-author of “When Groups Meet: The Dynamics of Intergroup Contact” (March 2011, Psychology Press), editor of the “Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict” (June 2012, Oxford University Press), and co-editor of “Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations” (February 2011, American Psychological Association Books) and “Improving Intergroup Relations” (August 2008, Wiley-Blackwell).


     


     


     

  • 02:00

    In the BULLPEN with Dr. T

    in Youth

     


    From President Reagan's A Nation At Risk report to President Obama's Race To The Top, the American Public School system has undergone over 30 years of reform.  From the infusion of testing, vouchers to charter schools, the landscape of the public school system is changing.  Is it for the better?  Has it made a difference in student learning outcomes or for improving teaching conditions?  Where is the public school system heading?


    Dr. Walter C. Farrell enters the "BULLPEN" with Dr. T to discuss the scope of changes, their meaning, and policies as it relates to the current and future structure of the American education system.


    Dr. Walter C. Farrell, Jr., is professor of social work and a fellow in the Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include the study of minority economic development issues, demographic change and inter-ethnic conflict in contemporary society, the privatization and “charterization” of public education, workforce diversity, and urban social policy. He has appeared on the Today Show with Matt Lauer and National Public Radio’s The Connection to discuss public school privatization, and he has lectured to parent, teacher, and union groups throughout the nation.  


    Click here to read Dr. Farrell's full report on the privatization of public schools.

  • 01:07

    In the "BULLPEN" with Dr. T

    in Youth

    Even with the acknowledgement of the disparity in the rate of suspensions among sub-groups negatively affecting minority students, incidents of student profiling and reactionary discipline practices continue to make the headlines.  The numbers associated with the School-to-Pipeline informs us about the outcome of disciplinary actions in our schools and begs a deeper view into the purpose and intent of school discipline.  Based on the disparity in the applicaiton of school discipline policies, the U.S. Department of Justice has ordered school districts across the country to explore "fair, non-discriminatory and effective ways to address student misconduct."  What is the underlying premise for applying consequeces to student misconduct?  Are we managing behavior or changing it?  


    Join Dr. T in the Bullpen, Monday, March 28th with guest, Ms. Jessica Schneider of the Chicago Lawyers' Commitee for Civil Rights Under the Law.  Call in at 516-453-9957, let us hear your thoughts. 


     


     

  • 00:23

    A View From the Bullpen

    in Baseball

    What's happening around the League? Find out on A View From the Bullpen!
    Mets player, Noah Snydergaard makes "anti-gay" comment regarding someone wearing Crocs. We will discuss his true intentions.
     
    Charity information; www.stock350i.mlblogs.com. Snagging Baseballs for Puppies!
    Twitter feed- @MLBwayneMLB
    Time permits, Ballhawk topic #1- discussion of whether or not to tell game home runs that are caught. What's your price?

  • 01:20

    Sunday Night Sandlot: Closing Thoughts and Bullpen Briefs

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    Buck Davidson and Doug Anderson analyze all the news that matters to your Fantasy Baseball Teams, and then break down the bullpen situations that may be changing.

  • 02:14

    The Stables Bullpen

    in Sports

    Anything Goes 

  • 01:01

    Outrage! Grounders! Bullpen Roles! On the First Two Royals Games (BP KC Episode 3)

    in Baseball

    After two Royals games to start the season, it was time to make some conclusions, small sample size or not. Okay, not really.

    But we did talk about some of the hints we saw in the first series of the Royals season and what they might foretell for the Royals bullpen. We also talked about some Eric Hosmer ground ball tendencies, and even addressed the whole Noah Syndergaard/American Woman stuff that popped up after Tuesday's game.

    Follow the Vault at @KCBaseballVault. Follow host Jeff Herr at @TheJeffReport, co-host Michael Engel at @michaelengel. You can also email feedback to KansasCityBaseballVault@gmail.com.

    Note: There is one (1) unsavory word uttered in this podcast. Should you be opposed to one bad word, you might skip this one, or jump to about the 10 minute mark to avoid it.

  • 01:11

    In the "BULLPEN" with Dr. T

    in Youth

    As our nations' school increasingly become more diverse (minority-majority) while the teaching corps remains primarily majority (white), the concept of bias becomes integral to the discussion of behavioral and learning outcomes for students.  Johns Hopkins University Assistant Professor of Economics, Dr. Nicholas Papageorge, conducted a study  examining the relationship between teacher-student racial mismatch and teacher expectations.


    Abstract


    Teachers are an important source of information for traditionally disadvantaged students. However, little is known about how teachers form expectations and whether they are systematically biased. We investigate whether student-teacher demographic mismatch affects high school teachers’ expectations for students’ educational attainment. Using a student fixed effects strategy that exploits expectations data from two teachers per student, we find that non-black teachers of black students have significantly lower expectations than do black teachers. These effects are larger for black male students and math teachers. Our findings add to a growing literature on the role of limited information in perpetuating educational attainment gaps.


    Join the discussion, Monday, April 4th at 7pm EST, to hear about Dr. Papageorges' findings and the implications for our youth and our educators.  Call in number is 516-453-9957.


     

  • 01:01

    Ep 123: To Cespedes or not to Cespedes, and how about the bullpen?

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    It's the middle of January, and Yoenis Cespedes does not have a contract. The Mets are reportedly interested in bringing back their previously rented star, but only on a short-term deal. The question is whether or not Cespedes may be willing to accept such a deal. Since no team seems to be knocking down his door to offer a six year deal, will the market come back to Mets' standards? Did Yoenis enjoy his time in New York, and respect the pitching staff to a point where he prefers to play in Queens?


    Then there's Justin Upton. He could also be the big bat the Mets need, but where would he play in the field? Would the Mets move the pieces around to make room for Upton? Will Upton accept a (very) short-term deal? 


    Gerrardo Parra has signed with the Rockies. The Rockies now have an abundance to outfielders, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez to name a couple. Should the Mets be trying to engineer a deal with Colorado?


    Then there's the yearly question of the bullpen. Antonio Bastardo is out there, but guess what? The Mets want him on a short-term deal. Does this make sense? What are the options?


    Join Rising Apple's Danny Abriano, Mike Lecolant, and me, Rich Sparago at 9 pm, January 14th to discuss these and other Mets matters. Give us a call to join the conversation at 646-929-0337.


    Looking forward to talking some Mets baseball!